Daniel Sprague was celebrating his 50th birthday and wearing a gift from his wife in the form of a red hat that said: “Make Fifty Great Again.”
The MAGA-style hat triggered a woman who punched Sprague in the face.
Sprague, a retired NYPD officer, was celebrating his birthday at a bar called The Stage in Nashville, Tennessee.
According to Sprague, the hat was a play on words and most people loved it.
Sprague told WSMV that people came up to him and were “just loving the little word play on the hat and taking pictures and wishing me happy birthday.”
However, Sprague claims one woman approached him and ultimately punched him in the face, grabbing his hat and shouting, “How dare you.”
“At one point … a female came up from behind me, spun me around, and punched me in the face and then grabbed my hat off my head and was just yelling, ‘How dare you,’” he said according to WSMV.
“I would assume that she had a ring or she maybe even had a set of keys or something to get it because it is pretty deep and it goes to the bone,” he told the station.
He filed a police report following the episode and posted about the incident on Facebook, providing pictures of the wound to his face and describing what transpired.